- Archbishop Duncan Williams has declared a world-wide prayer for Rawlings
- Founder of Action Chapel International described the former president as selfless
- Jerry Rawlings is believed to have died of Covid-19 complications
The Archbishop of the Action Chapel International, Nicholas Duncan Williams, will organise worldwide prayer session for the late former President Jerry Rawlings.
In a press statement to commiserate with the family of the late former president, Duncan Williams revealed that; “in memory of the Late President Jerry John Rawlings”, there will be “a day of memorial and corporate prayer on Monday, November 16 from 12 noon to 1pm at the prayer cathedral”.
The Archbishop described the late president as “the Man in the Arena”. According to him, the dedication and selflessness of the former president is evident of his contribution to the country.
Jerry Rawlings’ death has seen the clergy of Ghana bring in their tributes. Founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Mensa Otabil, took time off his sermon on Sunday to pray for the family of the late former president, Flt. Lt. Jerry Rawlings.
Just at the beginning of his Sunday service, which was aired across all Television networks in Ghana, a sad-looking Mensa Otabil lamented that “last week never came with good news”. It was an atmosphere of prayers and tears as congregants joined in prayer for the late president.
The clergy has been on the receiving end of criticism from the late president who on various occasions has chided them for their contribution to corruption in the country.
Already, thousands of tributes have been pouring in commiseration with the Rawlings family. The book of condolence will also open to the public at the Accra International Conference Center with the president and other diplomats expected in the early days of the week.
Jerry Rawlings died after contracting the Coronavirus, The former president, according to medical officers suffered Covid complications. His death also sparked various rumours over his widow contracting the virus - claims of which have been denied.
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